Tuition-Based Pre-K for RISD Community

Teacher working with students

Tuition-Based Pre-K:

  • Must live in the RISD attendance area
  • Available for Pre-K 3 and Pre-K 4
  • Pre-K 3 seats are limited and awarded via a lottery
  • RISD is pleased to offer tiered levels of community tuition for families who do not qualify for free tuition (under state guidelines).
  • All Community tuition families are required to pay a $100 registration fee upon acceptance of the seat. This is a non-refundable fee and cannot be applied towards tuition.
  • Complete the steps for online enrollment and the campus Student Data Specialist (SDS) will support parents with next steps.
  • Parents/Guardians must complete the RISD Tuition Pre-K Enrollment Agreement when seat is awarded
  • In Pre-K 4 qualifying seats are awarded first, therefore tuition seats will not be awarded until the end of May at the earliest


2024-25 tuition rates will remain the same as 2023-24, the income guidelines will be updated once State guidance has been provided.